"This Snitzel gelding, plain and simple, can lay claim to being the best sprinter in the land that produces a number of good ones"
Among the great elements about this Peter and Paul Snowden-trained galloper is that his ownership is syndicated, by Triple Crown, keeping the dream alive for those in syndicates that you can have an involvement in an out-and-out star at a reduced cost.
He won one of the stronger maidens in recent memory, when he kicked off his career at Warwick Farm in March 2015. It turned out to be full of stars, including G1 winners Japonisme and Eagle Way, and Group 1, 2 and 3-placed Man Of Choice.
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With more than 40 Group 1 successes worldwide under his belt, including two Melbourne Cup winners, Kerrin McEvoy is a safe bet for trainers.
After winning the G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes in spring last year, Merchant Navy will be eyeing off the G1 Newmarket Handicap title to his name.
Since gaining his training licence in 2014, Archie Alexander has trained Group 2 winner Lord Fandango to victory in the Herbert Power Stakes